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Ilysa & Ed Bierer

Ilysa & Ed Bierer
Branford, FL 32008


Background Information

Years Teaching:  12
Years Teaching Clay:  12
Years Working w/Clay:  14
School or Studio: 
Freelance:  Yes
Specialties:  Cane work, jewelry, scrapbooking
First Experience With Clay:  I met a girl selling polymer clay jewelry and we became friends and she taught me the basics of working with the clay and then she went away to college and I learned the rest by trial and error.
Past Teaching Experiences:  We have won numerous awards for our work,
Publication Experience:  Our work is in Dottie McMillan's book and Jaqueline Gikow's book (but she gave credit in error to someone else for our bookshelf that had pieces we saved for 12 years, and then glued them to the bookshelf).
Teaching Level:  Professional

Lesson Information

Private Lessons:  Yes
How Far Will Travel:  1 hour
Reimbursed Expenses:  Travel and gas
Group Lessons:  Yes
Minimum Number of Students:  4
Maximum Number of Students:  25
How Far Will Travel:  Varies
Reimbursed Expenses:  All
Class Prep Time:  30 minutes
Maximum Consecutive Days Teaching:  Flexible
Class Listings & Descriptions:  Millefiori technique, polymer clay 101, polymer clay and scrapbooking.

Words of Encouragement to Novice Teachers:

"Let others judge if you are ready to teach. If people like your work they will want to know how you make it and teaching the technique is the next step."

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